Saturday, November 12, 2016

SSU looking to continue winning ways against Hampton

HAMPTON, Virginia -- Lately, Savannah State football games are accompanied by searches through the school’s record books.

The latest question the Tigers hope to be asked today against Hampton University: When was the last time SSU won three consecutive games?

That would be 1998.

Slow down, says the Tigers even-keeled, first-year coach Erik Raeburn, not looking past the 1 p.m. tilt at Armstrong Stadium in Hampton, Va.

“Obviously, (the players) are excited about winning two games in a row and having some momentum, but they know they could have easily lost those two games,” said Raeburn about victories over Howard and Norfolk State. “Our margin for error is really small and we have to play at our very best or near it to have a chance to win.”

But forgive SSU fans if they want to party like it’s 1998 — the last time the Tigers also had a winning season at 7-4. SSU (3-4, 3-2 Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference) is basking in similar rarefied air, having won three MEAC games this season for the first time since joining the league in 2011.


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